... performance1
This argument has been made since the late 60s, according to [2], p67.
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... implicitly2
Depending on whether the platform presents a shared memory or message-passing model.
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... FORTRAN3
The discussion here is based on chapter 13 of [8].
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... GFLOPS4
In the CM the term ``processing element'' became overloaded. To make best use of the floating point hardware, the software had the ability to optionally treat the 32 PE processing node as a single logical processing element.
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... Fortran5
With this standard the approved spelling of FORTRAN changed to lower case.
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... 906
It did not include all the other new features of Fortran 90.
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... FORALL7
A similar construct had appeared much earlier in IVTRAN.
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... PE8
A useful property of the hypercube is that any grid whose extents are powers of two can be embedded in the hypercube graph in such a way that there is an edge between grid neighbours. So a VP grid could always be mapped to the hypercube network so that neighbouring points could communicate directly.
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... occurred9
Technically, there are no loop-carried flow dependences.
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... shapes10
There is however, an implicit equivalence between processor arrangements of the same shape.
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